Symone Sanders’ popularity is roughly as low as her former boss’s approval rating.
According to freshly disclosed Nielsen numbers, the former Biden administration worker who was most recently a senior spokesman for VP Kamala Harris tanked in her MSNBC debut this past weekend.
Sanders’ 4 p.m. show, named “Symone,” got just 361,000 total watchers on Saturday. She also only managed to draw 29,000 watchers in the advertiser-favored 25-54 demographics.
The show’s audience was far lower than Fox News Program’s “Fox News Live,” which attracted 842,000 total watchers, including 163,000 in the 25-54 demographics.
Sanders’ first show featured a discussion with Jill Biden, the first lady.
Sanders, 32, stated last week that she will not use the program as a platform to spew pro-Biden propaganda.
“I’m not here to be a spokesperson for the Biden administration,” Sanders said on The Hill’s “In the Know.”
“I had that job already,” she explained, as reported.
“I’m going, to be honest, and sometimes the honesty means that what I have to say is not what the administration would have to say. And that’s fine because it’s my show.”
Sanders’ show, which airs at 4 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, is described as covering a wide range of issues from Congress to pop entertainment and tales “beyond the Beltway.”
“We’re going to do today’s headlines, but we’re going to go deeper. We’re going to get to the weeds,” she declared.
The next show was initially announced in January, just weeks after Sanders left his position as vice president.
Harris has witnessed a large outflow of personnel below 2 years into the administration’s first term, causing Joe Biden’s popularity rating to plummet to a new low of 38% this year.
The cable news channel, which is owned by Comcast, has significant ties to current & soon a former Biden administration employees.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, reported earlier this year how she will leave her post to host a show on MSNBC.
Before joining the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre worked as a paid on-air political commentator for NBC News and MSNBC.